Skip to main content Statement On Senate Agriculture SubCommittee Hearing on Drought Crisis Fueled by Climate Change

Thank you, Senator Bennet, for holding the hearing on the drought crisis and how climate change is making it worse . Anyone who lives in the west or midwest knows this reality. They live it. And, that’s especially true for anyone working in agriculture, or in my case, family who works in that business. The question isn’t “is climate change real?” It is “what are we going to do about it?”  [...] Statement On Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing on “Opportunities and Challenges Facing Farmers, Families, And Rural Communities”

We are very happy to see the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee hold this hearing with Secretary Vilsack. Our rural communities, families, and farmers are facing issues that have beset them for years. This latest hearing builds on the previous hearing on the Committee’s hearing in March on “ Rural Quality of Life.” [...]